90-metre tower approved, but questions linger
Although North Glengarry council has approved a motion allowing for public consultation of a new 90-metre telecommunications tower, members still have some questions about the location of the installation.
The new guyed tower would be placed on a parcel of land just south of the Glengarry Truck Centre on County Road 45. It would replace a similar tower that is currently in operation on the Auld McMillan Road, about one kilometre north of the new proposed tower site.
“This project will meet the telecommunication needs for wireless telephone services and for high speed wireless internet in our community,” wrote Jacob Rheaume, the township's Chief Building Official, in a report to council. He added that the work would be carried out by Romin International Inc., an authorized agent of Bell Mobility Inc. As per policy, all residents living within a radius of three times the tower's height will be contacted and an ad will be published in The Glengarry
News to inform the community about the project.
However, council had some questions about the tower, the most notable being whether the new location would be suitable. Council noted that the new site is in a geologically depressed area and wondered if this might affect the workings of the tower.
Mr. Rheaume promised to gather more information from Romin and present it to council later.
New park name
North Glengarry council has agreed with a proposal set forward by the Dunvegan Recreation Association (DRA) to rename the Dunvegan Park as ClarkMacIntosh Park.
The new name honours Leslie J. Clark and Weldon MacIntosh, who were, respectively, the first president and vice-president of the DRA. The association was formed in the early 1970s when the former Township of Kenyon offered to fund recreational activities in the old brick schoolhouse, which is now a private home.
The township's Director of Community Services, Anne Leduc, says that the DRA wants to fast track the name change so it can rechristen the park for the rest of the summertime activities.
Council voted unanimously in favour of the motion with Maxville Ward Councillor Johanne Wensink being particularly vocal. She said she remembered the services of the two men and added that the name change is fitting.